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Historia Britonum

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Uniform title headingHistoria Britonum
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Variant(s)Historia Brittonum
Special noteOld catalog heading: Nennius, fl. 796. Historia Britonum
Found inThe Historia Brittonum, 1985-: v. 3, t.p. (The Vatican recension) p. vii, etc. (the original text of the Historia Brittonum of the year 829/30 must be carefully reconstructed with the aid of all the recensions; lists a series of recensions which comprise the complete ed. of the Historia Brittonum)
LC data base, 3/31/86 (hdg.: Nennius, fl. 796. Historia Britonum)
Ency. Brit., 1972 (under Nennius: Welsh antiquary; between 796 and c. 830, compiled or revised the Historia Britonum, a miscellaneous collection of historical & topographical info. containing earliest known ref. to Arthur; has survived in ca. 35 manuscripts, dating from early 10th to 13th centuries; the controversy as to whether Nennius himself composed the Historia or merely adapted & edited an earlier version is still unresolved)
DNB (Nennius, fl. 796; traditional author of Historia Britonum; from incidental allusions in the work, it would appear that the time of the writing was the end of 8th cent.)